Ultimate Beard Care Guide for Dapper Gents

Simple Steps to Care For Your Beard

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Christopher Conrad

April 24, 2018

Ok gents, here is your beard care guide that is easy and quick. You’ve gone through the pain of growing out your beard and shaping just the way you like it. But, you may have noticed some flaking or that your beard tends to get dry and brittle. Further, you may see some areas are drier than others. Now, for you beginners, it’s a whole new world of maintenance that may seem unnerving and not be worth it. However, fear not. We have a few tips on beard care to easily maintain your beard (and your skin below) to be healthy, soft and fresh looking.

Ultimate Beard Care | Wash

This first step is so seriously easy. Just wash your beard just like you wash your hair. Also, it's essential to cleanse your skin underneath the beard. Otherwise, you run the risk of allowing dead, flaky skin to build up which may clog your pores. We suggest using a mild shampoo or beard soap that will not irritate your skin.

Equalising Shampoo by Aesop

(500 mL / 16.9 fl. oz)

Provides a careful cleansing for the scalp and hair, leaving the latter shiny, soft and freshened with a gentle formulation. Formulated with a combination of Cedarwood Bark Wood Oil and Juniper Berry Oil to provide a complete treatment to prevent hair loss. These oils naturally regenerate the hair root, promote scalp health and moisturizes the hair.


Moisturizing Shampoo by Sachajuan

(250 mL / 8.4 fl. oz)

An intensely moisturizing hair shampoo appropriate for dry, blonde, lighter tinted or highlighted hair. Instilled with Argan Oil and Ocean Silk Technology, it offers optimum moisturizing, thus leaving hair manageable as well as healthy and balanced.



Ultimate Beard Care | Condition

As your whiskers are coarser than the hair on your head, make sure you give them some conditioner love. It only takes an extra minute or so extra. Your beard and your loved ones will thank you!

Aromatherapy Associates Conditioner

(300 mL / 10 fl. oz)

Aromatherapy Associates Conditioner is an enriching conditioner suitable for all hair types Infused with pure essential oils of Ylang Ylang, Geranium, and Patchouli to deliver smooth and shiny hair.


LATHER Bamboo Creme Conditioning Rinse

(8 oz)

LATHER bamboo creme conditioning rinse is a deep-nourishing conditioner that restores dry and damaged hair. It leaves your hair hydrated, lustrous, and soft.



Ultimate Beard Care | Beard Oil

Consider using a beard oil to help prevent dryness. Oils can also help tame those stubborn, out of control hairs that always seem to make your beard look messy.

Organic Citron Neroli Beard Oil by Hudson Made

Petitgrain soothes and balances the skin while grapefruit acts as an effective anti-oxidant. Use this beard oil individually as a beard conditioner or as a pre-shave treatment to offer your skin an additional layer of defense.


Natural Forest Beard Oil by O'Douds

Using a blend of five various essential oils, this product mimics your natural skin oils to maintain your beard as healthy and balanced as possible. Supplies you with a nourished beard that is supple & soft, yet is not oily or too glossy. Developed for any type or length of beard, big or small.



Ultimate Beard Care | Comb or Brush (Grooming)

Daily combing or brushing helps to distribute natural oils keeps your beard looking healthy and shiny. It also trains your whiskers to grow in the right direction! Once you get into the habit, it will become second nature.

Gentleman's Comb Set by Kent

This kit contains a fine-toothed beard and mustache comb, perfect for trimming or grooming facial hair. This set also includes a fine-toothed pocket comb and a fine-toothed folding pocket comb with a belt clip. Each comb in this set is hand-made and saw-cut for gentle, non-scratching treatment of your hair.


The Long And Short Of It Beard Comb by Izola

Tame the unruliest of beards with Izola's "The Long And Short Of It Beard Comb." Features a brass plated design and measures 2.75""(w) x 1.7"" (h). "THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT" is engraved across the front.


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Men’s Easy-to-Follow Daily Skincare Guide Grooming

Men’s Easy-to-Follow Daily Skincare Guide


Men’s Easy-to-Follow Daily Skincare Guide

Our Handy Guide Will Keep Your Face Looking It’s Best

Christopher Conrad

March 27, 2019

Gents, taking good care of your skin is no longer something you need to keep secret. You can be proud and come of the closet and tell the world “Yes, I use skincare products and even exfoliate!” It takes a real man to admit how he gets his handsome and youthful looks. LOL.

In all seriousness, in today’s fast-paced, on-the-go, social media bombardment world, it's difficult to even just simply wash your face and shave. However, if you just add approximately five extra minutes each morning to your “getting ready” routine, you will be amazed at how much better your skin will look over time. Implementing a good skincare routine with the right products will help you look younger as well. In addition, those five extra minutes of “me” time, to do something just for you, may also help your mental state.

Let's begin!

When choosing any product, be sure to look at the ingredients list. Avoid products with alcohol in the first five or six. Look for Salicylic Acid instead. This ingredient helps remove oils and dead skin cells. By all means, look for natural ingredients. One more thing to note, drink water. Water helps hydrate skin from the inside out!

DAILY (Morning and Evening)


You already do this, hopefully! So, you actually are not doing anything different. However, the product you use to cleanse your face may make a big difference in how your skin looks. Use a quality cleanser, not bar soap. Also, try not to use cold or hot water as both may cause broken capillaries. Check out these products that will be a great beginning to your skincare routine.

BIOTHERM Homme Cleansing Gel (Normal Skin)

Cleanse your skin with the power of French mineral spring water from the Pyrenees with Biotherm Homme. This gel cleanser’s formulation uses a mineral-rich concentrate from thermal spring water to gently cleanse the skin without over drying it. Perfect for use before shaving for an even closer shave.

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Zirh Clean

Zirh is a luxury skincare line designed exclusively for men. The easy to use formulas help to help take the guesswork out of grooming. Zirh Clean contains Alpha Hydroxy to combat skin irritation and promote skin regeneration while leaving your skin smooth and clean.

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In addition to exfoliating your skin, a toner gently controls oil build up and shine without drying your skin. Simply apply with a cotton ball after cleaning your face and after shaving but before moisturizing or using a serum. Do not rinse. Here are a couple of toners from trusted brands.

cellmen Cellsplash

It doesn’t get any more “top shelf” than this. Cellmen is a luxury skincare line for men straight from the Swiss Alps and enriched with bio-integral live plant cells for the ultimate in skin care. Cellsplash does double duty as a toner and an aftershave tonic to refresh, moisturize, tone, rebalance and invigorate the skin.

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Baxter Of California has been designing quality grooming products for men since the 1960s. The Herbal Mint Toner blends the antioxidant properties of vitamin C and E and green tea to protect the skin against free radical damage. Witch Hazel, peppermint and cucumber refresh and rebalance the skin.

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To minimize fine lines and wrinkles, select a moisturizer that fits your skin type. After allowing the toner to dry, apply a thin layer of moisturizer to hydrate your skin.

BIOTHERM Homme Age Fitness Night Advanced Night Recovery

Biotherm Homme Age Fitness Night Advanced Night Recovery Anti-Aging Care lets your skin stay young by beating urban aggressions such as pollution, dust, smoke which oxidate the skin and contribute to premature skin aging. This luxury formulation is infused with green and blue micro-algae extracts to give your skin a fresh looking tone. When you wake up in the morning, your skin looks renewed. The non-greasy formula leaves skin feeling smoothed and fortified with this ultra-fresh gel.

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Clarins Men Revitalizing Gel

When you look good, you feel good. This is the philosophy that Clarins was built on when they were established in the 1950s in Paris. The perfect energy boosting treatment for slowing the first visible signs of aging and maintaining the growth of collagen and elastic fibers. Smooths out early wrinkles, restores vitality and tones the skin, while providing moisture and a long-lasting mattifying effect for the skin. The lightweight, shine-free, refreshing texture instantly penetrates into skin to soothe fatigue.

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Up Your Grooming Game With Our Favorite Grooming Products

The best in men’s skincare products

David B Garrard

March 7, 2019

We’ve tried a lot of products here at HNTRISM headquarters. Some good, some bad. So, we thought we’d put together a list of some of our absolute favorites to help navigate the jungle of skincare options out there. You could consider them to be a guilty pleasure, but you’re sure to up your grooming game with any one of these products.



LATHER ultra mild face wash

Invigorating, yet soothing and made from natural ingredients free from synthetic dyes and fragrance. LATHER uses eco-friendly packaging across its line and encourages recycling in their boutiques. The lavender essential oils not only smell good but help soothe redness and irritated skin. It has a low foaming lather that easily glides across the skin, and a little goes a long way. This ultra-mild face wash rinses clean without leaving any residue on the skin. Non-drying formula is great for all skin types.

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Body Wash

Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser

Aesop has gained a cult-like following. And after testing out products from their line, it's easy to see why. The packaging is enough to sell us, but what’s inside is what counts. You can feel the quality of the ingredients the moment you use it. Natural essential oils combine to give this body wash an intoxicating scent. The combination of citrus and geranium give this body wash an uplifting aroma. The rich formula lathers up nicely, so a little goes quite a long way. The non-drying formula cleanses away dirt without stripping away the natural oils on the skin’s surface.

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Night Moisturizer

Somme Institute Skin Reset Restructuring Cream

While not technically a night cream, Somme Institute Skin Reset is perfect when used right before bedtime. Somme Institute has put a great deal of research into developing anti-aging products, and it shows in this cream. The texture is a little thick and it has an unusual scent that almost smells like Play-Doh. But in a good way, of course! Formulated to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, you can actually feel your skin tightening after applying, all without drying the skin. It doesn’t take long before you can actually see the results. Pure luxury for your skin.

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Day Moisturizer

Malin+Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer

We’re convinced that this is the best moisturizer out there for daily use. The light texture moisturizes the skin without feeling oily or leaving a residue on the skin’s surface. It absorbs quickly into the skin and smells fantastic. Malin+Goetz is another one of those brands that have gained a cult-like status. Great for most skin types including sensitive skin and problem skin. Skin looks vibrant and healthy without clogging pores. You can’t go wrong with this moisturizer.

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Shaving Cream

sanitas Essential Shaving Cream

This shaving cream is fantastic! Instead of foaming up, the cream forms an emollient base between the skin and the razor. This allows the razor to glide across the surface of the skin, reducing irritation normally associated with the shaving process. You actually get a closer shave with this type of formula than you would with typical shaving creams. Rich moisturizers and antioxidants soothe and nourish the skin after use and the blend of essential oils leaves a light scent, nothing overpowering. Shaving never felt so good.

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Bolin Webb Prestige R1

And speaking of pleasurable shaving, Bolin Webb makes razors unlike any others on the market today. The signature curve of the handle is both sleek and a little sexy as well. The performance and design of the handle make shaving a breeze. The fact that these handles are compatible with blades that are readily available makes them convenient to own. And who wouldn’t want one of these works of art? Luxury personified, the Prestige R1 blends exceptional craftsmanship with an award-winning design.

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Comme Des Garçons Blackpepper

Comme Des Garçons has been breaking the rules for a long time now, whether in fashion or in retail or in their fragrance line. Blackpepper is no exception. CGD has created a line of fragrances that make bold statements without making one’s eyes water. Hardly aggressive, the smell of peppercorns is there but is artfully balanced with a soft wood-like scent with a hint of incense. Gentle wood and spice are the prevalent notes in an alluring blend that draws people in without overpowering.

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The importance of quality sunglasses Grooming

The importance of quality sunglasses


The importance of quality sunglasses

Protect your vision for years to come while looking great

David B Garrard

September 7, 2018

When I was younger, I never understood the importance of wearing quality sunglasses. Mind you, I thought they were a great accessory to have, but I didn’t understand why on earth I should pay top dollar for something that I’m just going to lose or break. My threshold seemed to be $10. If I spent any more than that, I’d sit on them, they’d fall out of my pocket, or I’d step on them. Sunglasses that were $10 and under seemed to last forever. I could get whatever I needed from a street vendor in the East Village.

Sunglasses look fantastic, or at the very least they should, given that they come in practically every size, price, shape and color imaginable. Apart from all that, do we need to wear sunglasses? Can’t we wing it with a pair of designer knock-offs and a baseball cap? The short answer is no.

I did some research to obtain some intel on precisely why quality sunglasses are vital, apart from the evident truth that when wearing sunglasses, you don’t need to scrunch up your eyes as much when the sun is beaming down. Wearing sunglasses is worth any racing stripe tan lines that they might leave behind. After all, you should be wearing some sun protection on your skin, but we’ve already stressed the importance of that.

Quality Sunglasses

Photo by Nicholas Jossi

The Retina inside of your eye is a delicate instrument. Over time, most people develop macular degeneration, which is caused by UV damage caused by exposure to the sun over a long period. A good pair of quality sunglasses will help shield UV rays, protecting your eyes for years to come. Cataracts are another vision concern as we age, and wearing a good pair of sunglasses can help shield the eyes from sunlight exposure, thus slowing the formation of cataracts later in life.

Just like sunscreen, a quality pair of sunglasses should have an adequate amount of both UVA and UVB protection. UVA can accelerate the aging process. UVB can trigger cancer cell growth. Don’t be fooled by cheap sunglasses that claim to offer UV protection. Often, the amount of protection provided is negligible. You get what you pay for when you invest in a more expensive pair of quality sunglasses.

Just knowing how much I spent on a high-quality pair of glasses has instilled this paranoia in me that I’m going to do everything in my power to keep them intact. I keep them in the case whenever they’re not in use. I only bring them out when I’m wearing them (and the case comes with me). Those suckers aren’t going anywhere.

Quality Sunglasses in Sand

Photo by Alex Perez

There are plenty of shade options when it comes to lenses. Lighter shades are great for low-light situations, like driving at dusk. Darker tint shades are great for wearing in the afternoon when the sun is in full glow. The level of tint is a matter of personal preference. Just make sure that they contain broad-spectrum UVA and UVB protection, and you should be good to go. Polarized lenses are an excellent option for reducing glare, which comes in handy when driving. Scratch-resistant lenses are a must if you want to keep your lenses free from annoying dings. They're hard to see through.

There are an endless amount of frame options from which to choose. Don’t be afraid to experiment a little with your shades. Invest in a good pair of quality sunglasses. You’ll end up with an accessory that showcases a bit of your personality. And you’ll also protect your vision for years to come.



Paris-based design house IZIPIZI creates stylish glasses at a reasonable price, made with UV protection. A classic retro style with a splash of modernity, these unisex LetMeSee #G Sunglasses in black are sure to make a splash with any outfit.

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Saint Laurent Classic SL 283 sunglasses

Legendary designer Saint Laurent has been on fire recently. Sharp tailoring coupled with a rock and roll edge, these sunglasses offer a twist on a classic wayfarer design.

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Thom Browne unisex sunglasses

Preppy with a twist, menswear designer Thom Browne creates youthful, yet masculine clothes. These Thom Browne unisex sunglasses feature an acetate and polished metal frame. Grey lenses and iconic tricolor temple tips.

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Safilo Marcel Wanders sunglasses

Created by the famed Dutch designer Marcel Wanders, these brown unisex sunglasses feature a retro yet contemporary vibe. Geometric engravings on the inside arms add textile-like detailing and a touch of magic to this sleek and stylish piece of eyewear.

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A Hot And Sweaty Guide To Deodorant Grooming

A Hot And Sweaty Guide To Deodorant


A Hot And Sweaty Guide To Deodorant

Stay Fresh Without Staining Your Shirt

David B. Garrard

June 12, 2018

I must confess that I hate deodorant. I've hated it ever since I tried out a new brand that managed to peel off a layer of skin in my armpits. No thanks. My armpits don't need a chemical peel. I'm happy with my armpit skin the way it is.

But on the other hand, I hate smelling of BO, especially when I'm trying to look respectable at the office. So, the nose wins. I use deodorant when I need it.

During the summer, I find myself often needing it. I'll use it if I'm wearing a light colored shirt. Date night? You better believe it. Also, most deodorants are formulated so that they won't leave those dreaded stains on your shirts. We love the formulas below because none of them will force you to decide between sweatiness or stains—just swipe 'em on, and you're safe from both. And save the chemical peel for another day.



Biotherm Homme - Day Control Deodorant

Efficiently targets perspiration and also fights the smell triggered by germs. Consists Of Lightweight aluminum Salts to minimize microbial advancement and also underarm dampness. Biotherm efficiently soaks up sweat to eradicate dampness all day.

Aesop - Deodorant

This aluminum-free deodorizing spray includes an attractive, natural Vetiver aroma. Aesop developed their formula with 11 essential oils that help in reducing the effects of underarm smell, hence leaving skin rejuvenated. The high-efficacy antiperspirant can be conveniently stowed in your purse or bag for use anytime, anywhere.

Innisfree - City Vacance Deo Stick

Hydrating antiperspirant stick created with environmentally-friendly tea essential oil, cotton extract, and also tangerine peel. for that reason, maintaining the Keeps your underarms fresh and free from sweat and undesirable smells. Apply three seconds before you head out and enjoy a smooth and even fresh sensation throughout the day.

Baxter of California - Deodorant

The top-selling, aluminum-free men's antiperspirant deals with odor as it conditions the skin as well as purifies. Perfect for delicate skin as well as will not discolor or blemish garments.

Ursa Major - Hoppin Fresh Deodorant

This acclaimed, all-natural antiperspirant for men and women removes underarm odors while soaking up excess dampness and calming delicate skin. Its dependable efficiency, healthy and balanced components, as well as stimulating fragrance will certainly maintain freshness all day.


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Make It Last - Extend The Life Of Your Razor Grooming

Make It Last - Extend The Life Of Your Razor


Make It Last - Extend The Life Of Your Razor

Simple Ways to Extend The Life of Your Razor

Katie Martin

February 16, 2018

Shaving is a daily routine for many. And obviously, a major component of the daily shave is the razor. With the ever-increasing costs of quality products, the razor is surely not forgotten. They are convenient, they do the job, but they do not come cheap. It can be really frustrating to use a razor only a few times to discover that the blade is now blunt or dull. If this is the case, you may soon find out that you would need to constantly replace your blade. This is not good news for your wallet. How do you store and maintain your shaving tool? How do you ensure it lasts you a long, long time? Here are a few tips.

Keep it Dry

No one wants to use a rusty and dull blade but we often overlook this crucial step. The first and most important tip is to keep the blade dry. You could use a hair dryer to dry the blades. Blow the blades for a few seconds if this is possible or dry it gently with a towel. The aim is to keep it dry before it gets stored.

Almond, Baby Oil or Alcohol

You could gently apply baby oil or almond oil on your shaving blade – this would provide a protective layer for the blade and increase its lifespan. Cleaning your blade with alcohol is also a great way to boost its lifespan. Razors normally contain the buildup of soap and shaving residue along with dead skin cells which can make the blade dull and shorten its lifespan. Alcohol is especially useful for people suffering from acne or those with sensitive skin.

Handling of the Oil

For sanitary purposes, it is best to change the oil you use once in a while. Also, do not just shave after taking your razor out of the oil so you do not negate the effects. Rinse the razor to take out as much oil as possible so you do not get any weird feeling while shaving.


When you store your razor in a moist environment, the blade will eventually go dull. So you could consider storing your blade in a different room other than your steamy bathroom or in a safety cabinet. This will prevent moisture from reaching the blade.

The Effective Jean Trick

Does your blade feel worn out, dull or blunt already? This popular technique will definitely come in handy. Place an old pair of jeans on a flat surface, and run the razor up and down the surface of the jean with the head of the razor towards the direction you are applying the force. You could go on for about 20 times or so – the fibers of the jean will help take out any moisture and sharpen the blades.


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Winter Skincare for Men Grooming

Winter Skincare for Men


Winter Skincare for Men

Protect your skin from the cold weather ahead

Christopher Conrad

January 16, 2018

Guys, skincare can seem like a daunting task. But if you get in a routine, it will be as routine as brushing our teeth. You only need a couple of simple daily steps that don’t take up time and work to keep your skin healthy and looking great. With winter approaching you already know that your skin will become dry and dull looking. But all you need to do is adjust your products slightly and add a couple of weekly activities to your routine, and you will combat premature aging due to the harsh elements of winter and have healthy, fantastic skin. Incorporating a proper winter skincare for men routine will protect your skin from the harsh elements, dryness and redness.

Here's our guide to Winter skincare for men that will keep your skin looking and feeling great.


Winter Skincare For Men Step One - Cleanse

Twice a day – like brushing your teeth. During the winter, this routine is even more critical. The cold wind and dry indoor heat cause your skin to dry out quickly, leaving dead skin cells to build up and clog pores. Try one of the following cleansing bars to get you started on your routine.

Vitamin Cleansing Bar by Baxer Of California

Vitamin Cleansing Bar by Baxter of California

It is known for soothing skin, and it has a color stripe packed with glycerin to help hydrate skin and retain moisture.


Exfoliating & Cleansing Bar by Anthony

Exfoliating and Cleansing Bar – Grapefruit by Anthony

This cleansing bar is an excellent choice as it also helps exfoliate dead cells. A twofer! It has shea butter, squalene and coconut oil to help moisturize and cucumber extract to soothe your skin.


Organic Face Wash with Activated Charcoal by Barbary

Organic Face Wash with Activated Charcoal by Barbary Men's Grooming Products

Harness the power of charcoal. Charcoal lifts impurities from your skin, and deep cleanses your pores leaving you with a clean and rejuvenating feeling on your face. The all-natural deep cleansing wash prevents pimples and blackheads from forming by removing the excess oil that clogs your pores. Also alleviates redness.



Winter Skincare For Men Step Two - Moisturize

Apply after cleansing your face. Not only does a moisturizer hydrate skin, but it also helps to protect it from cold winds other harsh winter elements. For the winter months, find a moisturizer with a little more hydration. Here are a couple moisturizers to consider.

Daily Age-Defying Moisturizer by Dukes

Daily Age-Defying Facial Moisturizer Cream by Dukes

Known to rejuvenate and rehydrate your skin with a blend of natural, organic ingredients sourced in the USA. Fragrance-free and rich in anti-oxidants, it is excellent for everyday use.


Original Moisturizer by Bulldog Natural Skincare

Original Moisturizer by Bulldog Skincare for Men

This moisturizer contains eight essential oils, green tea, green algae, konjac manna and vitamin e to help rehydrate your skin.


Daily Essential Face Moisturizer by Brickell

Daily Essential Face Moisturizer by Brickell Men's Products

Perfect for oily skin types, this face lotion hydrates with an infusion of aloe vera, green tea and chamomile and absorbs quickly.



Winter Skincare For Men Step Three - Oils and Serums

Consider one of these as an alternative/addition to your moisturizing routine.

Apply immediately after cleansing your face. These are great as an extra hydration boost during the winter. They should absorb quickly and contain an essential oil as a base. You may consider using a light moisturizer that has contains sunscreen after the oil or serum has absorbed into the skin.

Facial Oil by Crux Supply

All Natural Hydrating Facial Oil by CRUX Supply Co.

With a blend of Rosehip Oil, Argan Oil, Avocado Oil and others, this faces oil delivers vitamins and Omega Fatty Acids directly to your skin. Not only does it hydrate, but helps fight the many factors of aging.


Universal Facial Oil by Blackbird

All Natural Universal Face Oil by Blackbird

A blend of oils that encourages cell turnover possesses natural antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties, revitalizes and protects skin, this face oil locks in moisture and maintains skin hydration.




Face Scrub

Your razor does a great job of exfoliating dead cells when shaving, but the rest of your face needs to be rid of the dead cells also. To slough off the dead skin cells caused by winter elements, use a face scrub once a week. Try one of these in your routine.

Face Scrub by Task Essential

New Skin Face Scrub by Task Essential

A gentle gel formula designed for even the most sensitive of skin, this scrub uses plant extracts and tiny micro-balls (no comments please) to remove dead skin cells. Infused with minerals, this scrub will also improve the skin's appearance and texture over time.


Face Scrub by MARLOWE.

No. 122 Men’s Facial Scrub by MARLOWE.

Suitable for all skin types, this scrub cleanses and sloughs away dry dead skin and contains aloe to moisturize and soothe your skin.


Face Mask

Yes, its necessary, especially for a deep clean to rid dead skin cells and accelerate cell turnover during the winter. Before you say no, here is one that you can do in 3 minutes.

3-Minute Flash Mask by Ursa Major

Bright & Easy 3-Minute Flash Mask by Ursa Major

This gentle but effective “flash” enzyme face treatment quickly dissolves dead surface skin formulated with 36 natural ingredients.


With just a few adjustments to your products and routine, you will have healthy skin that is ready for any tailgate party. Make it part of your morning shower and shave as well as getting ready for bed. It will become a habit, and you will look amazing.

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Shaving 101 - Asbury's Guide To Getting A Close Shave Grooming

Shaving 101 - Asbury's Guide To Getting A Close Sh


Shaving 101 - Asbury's Guide To Getting A Close Shave

Try these simple tricks to get the best shave possible

David B. Garrard

November 21, 2017

A close shave does not have to a chore. Women, and yes, some of you guys, choose to shave multiple areas. Each area has its challenges, such as the thickness of the skin and hair coarseness. But, once you select the appropriate instruments and products for those particular areas, getting a close shave will be smooth and simple to follow. And, your skin will thank you! 

The right shaving techniques, quality shaving products, and post-shaving skincare can help men and women look and feel both clean and fresh. If you know how to shave, then you can turn this chore into a pleasurable morning ritual.

If you want to get a close shave, follow these steps:

Choose the right razor. There are many razors available that you can use when shaving but make sure that you choose the one with added precision for a close shave. Don’t skimp on cost. Cheap, dull blades can wreak havoc on your skin.

X1 Razor and Stand by Bolin Webb

X1 Argent Razor and Magnetic Stand by Bolin Webb

Award-winning, engineered and made in England. This razor is ergonomically designed and provides a superior shave!


Safety Razor Shaving Set by Parker Safety Razor

Safety Razor Shave Set by Parker Safety Razor

Keep your skin safe by keeping your razor safe. This shave set has a brass frame and provides a twist to open butterfly head for easy blade replacement. And it has a balance of 3.0 ounces. The pure badger shaving brush features hand-selected brush knots.



Do the necessary pre-shave routine. Wash the face or any particular area that you wanted to shave. Use a high-quality cleanser to remove oil and dirt from the skin's surface. Washing the face also stimulates the skin, opens up the pores and helps soften the hairs on the face before shaving.

Citrus Facial Wash by Perricone MD

Citrus Facial Wash by Perricone MD

Developed with Dr. Perricone's exclusive Vitamin C Ester, this non-drying face wash eliminates surface area pollutants and residue while boosting the skin's radiance, tone, and appearance. Reveals the skin's all-natural brilliance as well as a healthier-looking skin tone.



Now that your skin is squeaky clean, it's time to apply a high-quality shave cream or shave soap. Don't even think about squirting a chemical laden, cheap-o shaving cream that you picked up at the local drugstore. The chemicals and preservatives in those concoctions can dry out and irritate the skin. You're about to drag a sharp object across your face, so show your skin some love. Prep your skin with a pre-shave oil to let the blade glide gently across your face and avoid razor burn.

The Standard Pre Shave Oil by The Gentlemans Refinery

"The Standard" Pre-Shave Oil by The Gentleman's Refinery

The Gentlemen's Refinery pre-shave oil is created for every skin type, no matter the beard structure. Utilizing The Gentlemen's Refinery pre-shave oil enhances your shaving experience as well as immeasurably reducing post-shave skin problems.


Shaving Soap No 1 by Le Baigneur

Shaving Soap No 1 by Le Baigneur

Le Baigneur Shaving Soaps are made manually in a soap manufacturing facility utilizing the standard cold process technique. The plant oils and butter are kept cold, retaining their beneficial healing properties while maintaining the efficiency of the soap making procedure. Naturally occurring glycerine from the cold process technique is eventually held in the soap (7 ~ 8%), for a mild cleaner that is moderate on your skin's surface.



Hold the razor correctly. Depending on the type of razor you are using, there are ways you need to follow as to how you should hold a blade the proper way. If you press the razor correctly, then you can expect a smooth shave. It is not recommended to apply too much pressure when shaving since this can cause irritation and ingrown hairs.

Photo by Patrick Coddou

Photo by Patrick Coddou


Shave in the right direction. During the first pass, try to shave with the grain. This means you need to shave downward, in the direction that your hair grows. If you’d like an even closer shave, then shave against the grain or shave in the opposite direction that your hair grows.


Shave the face or any desired area until smooth. It takes several passes to capture all the hair on the small perforations of the razor head. It pays to be patient when going over a particular area. You also need to keep in mind that it is not right to put excessive pressure on the razor when shaving.

Photo by Patrick Coddou

Photo by Patrick Coddou


Do the post-shave routine. Wash your face with a facial scrub and warm water. Washing the face after shaving helps to slough all dead skin that may have accumulated within the shave. Rinse the face with clean and cold water because this helps in soothing the newly-cut mug. Pat dry and then moisturize.

050 Petitgrain Face Scrub by LA Bruket

No. 050 Petitgrain Face Scrub by L:A Bruket

The petitgrain face scrub is a superb exfoliating salt and essential oil therapy developed for everyday usage. Consists of nourishing as well as protecting almond oil combined with the exquisite fragrance of petitgrain, which additionally gives the scrub an astringent. Your skin could conveniently soak up petitgrain, hence leaving it healthy and rejuvenated.


Hydra Repair Moisturizer by Grown Alchemist

Hydra-Repair Day Cream with Camellia and Geranium by Grown Alchemist

This nourishing and non-greasy moisturizer protects the skin against free radicals while holding moisture without leaving residual oil or shine on the surface.


Post Shave Elixir by Herbivore Botanicals

Post Shave Elixir by Herbivore Botanicals

Notes of Cedar and Citrus blend with calming aloe and also the astringent witch hazel to protect and also moisten your skin after shaving.



Rinse and clean your blade after use. Remove any build up or hair that has accumulated during the shaving process. This helps eliminate minerals and contaminants in the water that dry into the blades and makes it blunt. And who wants to shave with a dull razor?

Some men and women shave for the pleasure of shaving. They do not realize that it is highly imperative to follow the guidelines on how to shave correctly in order to get a close shave. Shaving is an essential hygienic activity that requires doing with precision and adaptation of proper procedures. If you suffer from acne, then adequate precaution should be considered when planning to shave. There are necessary techniques to follow when shaving so that your acne will not get worse. We’ll talk about that in another article. Shaving is something that happens on a regular basis, and both men and women learn how to shave the correct way. Your skin will thank you.

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